Sunday, 8 May 2016

Special, Sunday 08 May 2016, Final Chennai Crossie Open 2016 by IIT(M)


Three answers per commenter as usual till 6 PM (Annotations compulsory)

Please enter all your answers in a single comment.

Shashwat Sinai Salgaocar and Bhargavi Suryanarayanan of IIT(M) were the setters for the Chennai Crossie Open

Thanks to Shashwat of IIT(M) for sharing this with us.




ACROSS
9   Students affronted by imprisonment - the BJP shows its true colours? (7)
10 Follow 'er in a camping van (7)
11 Adult gathering that consumes wine at regular intervals (7)
12 Maybe what America needs to bid in bridge (2-5)
13 Content from writer at Esquire keeps repeating over and over again (8)
15 Put up and knock down, we hear (5)
16 Unmask turncoat animal in sheep clothing and discharge (7)
19 Pricks' want is reduced after passion essentially vanishes (7)
20 Choose to pursue commercial support (5)
21 Got bail finally and fled, crossing boundaries, to the countryside (9)
25 Refuse to acknowledge divas' horrible cry of pain (7)
26 Rats covertly steal tiny organism (7)
28 Saline fluid obtained after fellow climaxes (7)
29 Braille written another way could be modern (7)

DOWN
1   America's great without traitor's rule (5)
2   Struggle borne by thief, for thrift (6)
3   Bhargavi rushed to get cereal (4)
4   Tattoos and marijuana are what may help you express yourself? (6)
5   Substitutes must be honest and sincere, essentially (6, 2)
6   Orientals' holiday meals are free of commotion (10)
7   Every one of you asked to get a bottle of soil (8)
8   According to Spooner, German lady caresses Mohammed and Moses, say (8)
14 Comparatively like family? (10)
16 Switch positions in this kind of relationship (2, 3, 3)
17 'Twist and Shout' - a huge number (8)
18 Stew in cowboy land (4, 4)
22 Fast-moving river carries many boats, initially (6)
23 A snake on road or on plane, perhaps? (6)
2  How to read nervy teen's play to get this smoothly (6)
27 A solid that crumbles unevenly (4)


Across Lite version can be accessed at IIT(M) Open Final 2016

Enjoy

50 comments:

  1. 13A ITERATES T
    20A AD OPT
    29A LIBERAL*

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  2. 16D ON AND OFF (DD)
    17D THOUSAND (AND SHOUT)*
    20A (AD)(OPT)

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  3. Making up for 20A:
    14D: RELATIVELY (CD)

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  4. 8D PROPHETS
    frau pets sp
    5D STANDS IN
    tele
    29A LIBERAL
    braille*

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  5. Making up for 29A
    12A NO TRUMP (CD/DD)

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  6. 25a Refuse to acknowledge divas' horrible cry of pain (7) DISAVOW :: Anag of 'divas' + ow
    19a Pricks' want is reduced after passion essentially vanishes (7) NEEDLES :: need les[s]
    23d A snake on road or on plane, perhaps? (6) BOARD :: boa - rd.
    (Had to make three changes to avoid duplicates from previous postings)

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    1. 23D doesn't fit the crossings besides it's a 6 letter word

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    2. Sir, 23D needs to be reviewed...(a bit slightly)

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  7. Correcting careless writing
    23d A snake on road or on plane, perhaps? (6) ABOARD :: a boa rd.

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    1. apologies didnt see your post

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  8. 2D - EFFORT [T]
    7D - ALLUVIAL {ALL}{U(~you)}{VIAL}
    18D - WILD WEST {STEW}*

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  9. 27d A solid that crumbles unevenly (4)C(-R)U(-M)B(-L)E(-S)
    3D Bhargavi rushed to get cereal (4)B(ARGAVI) RAN

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  10. 28A Saline fluid obtained after fellow climaxes (7)F (INALES)*

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  11. A quick solve...the ace solvers would have solved this in a jiffy...
    Nice clues all round

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  12. 21A LANDSCAPE (bai)L AND ESCAPE
    28A FINALES (F+ SALINE*)
    27D CUBE CrUmBlEs

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    1. Think 21A Anno to be LANDSCAPE {baiL}{AND}{eSCAPEd}

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  13. 9A SAFFRON (T)
    11A GROWNUP [ GRO (WiNe ) UP ]

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    1. Sub for 9A
      23 D ABOARD ( A BOA - snake RD - road def: on a plane )

      24 D EVENLY ( def: smoothly , even letters of nErVy tEeN pLaY )

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  14. 3D B(hargavi)RAN(rushed) =def:cereal

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  15. making up for 28A
    22D NI(MB)LE

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  16. On the model of the clue
    3 Bhargavi rushed to get cereal (4)
    where one of the composers has put her signature in,
    write a clue for any word where YOUR signature appears...
    Chaturvasi senior is undemonstrative (4)

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    1. Vasi sir, you are not C OLD-hearted

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    2. (C)(OLD)
      Vasant's turning into a scholar(6)(not be taken literarily!)

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    3. Damn! Deepak Gopinath's article (4)

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    4. Making Rao in black and white spectrum (7)

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    5. RAINBOW; {Rao+in+B(lack)+W(hite)}

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    6. I am dead certain to be quiet (1,6)

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    7. I think it should be the other way round; you have to have your name in the clue.

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    8. .. SURE SH sir, ur initial pl.

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    9. Old people are euphemistically called senior citizens, but you are putting it the other way round!

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  17. 10A TRAIL ER
    26A MIC(ROB)E
    6D EASTER(din)NERS

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  18. Substituting For 26A :
    4D INK POT

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  19. Remaining

    Across - 15, 16

    Down - 1

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  20. 16A : Unmask turncoat animal in sheep clothing and discharge (7) OUTFLOW {OUT}{FLOW<=}

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  21. 15A : Put up and knock down, we hear (5) RAISE {~RAZE}

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  22. 1D : America's great without traitor's rule (5) USAGE {USA}{GrEat - RAT}

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    1. Apologies for not posting all solutions in a single comment.

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  23. This grid was solved one random clue at a time directed to a team, orally (in a quiz style, like the ixl finals), with somewhere between 5 and 15 seconds per clue, depending on its difficulty level. So it's easier overall, with a slew of teleacopics and anagrams

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  24. Nice and very elegant . Came back after a tour of the town only to find that I've been oveRUn by time. UM A MAHESWAR, Im !

    Thanks Shaswat , a nice stew and a hash we have been served !

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  25. Yet another nice one from the IITM team - Shashwath and Bhargavi . Isee they could not resist bring a lil eponymous on one clue at least :) can we expect Shashwath to also cameo like Hitchcock and Stan lee? :) Very neat clues with very little to dispute about..nothing arcane etc. Surprisingly easier than what i would have expected for the final and it Seems to me slightly higher proportion of telescopic clues (bit of a giveaway some) but thats a small quibble. Have to applaud the team :)

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